Meet Chris Clymer, Sales and Business Development Manager at Hamilton (hamiltonisbusiness.com).
Tell us a little about your business. – At Hamilton, we specialize in a diverse array of technology solutions tailored for businesses, including managed IT services, hosted phone systems and cybersecurity. We pride ourselves on understanding the distinct challenges that businesses encounter and are dedicated to delivering customized, scalable and budget-friendly technology solutions. Our aim is to elevate productivity and optimize operations for our clients by providing tailored, efficient and cost-effective technology solutions.
How did you get started in the business? – I’ve always found pleasure in comprehending challenges and devising solutions that propel individuals and businesses towards advancement and success. My fascination with how technology can serve as a protective and progressive asset for businesses made it a seamless and natural fit for me. I’m passionate about leveraging technology to safeguard and enhance businesses, ensuring their growth and success.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – While I’ve always been driven, becoming a parent to my daughter ignited a profound sense of focus on my professional aspirations. It crystallized what I truly wanted to pursue in my career, while also reinforcing the importance of imparting the values of hard work to her. Striving to make her proud has become a guiding force in both my personal and professional life.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – I enjoy being part of Husker events, whether in person or watching on TV. Spending time with friends, family and our two rescue dogs brings me a lot of happiness. Vacationing near the beach holds a special allure for me; there’s something about the ocean that is incredibly relaxing and calming.
Who inspires you? – My dad has always been a dedicated, hard worker who extends a helping hand to anyone in need. He’s instilled in me many of the qualities that shape who I am today. I’ll forever cherish his selflessness, as he always ensures everyone else is taken care of before himself.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Prefontaine’s quote, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift,” has stuck with me since my running days in high school and college. It reminds me that life gives us one chance, urging me to always strive for my best no matter the challenges. This mindset guides me to give my all and seize every opportunity with dedication and excellence.
If you had a theme song, what would it be? – “Running Down a Dream” by Tom Petty. The song’s theme of chasing after dreams despite obstacles and challenges is relatable to various aspects of life. Whether it’s striving for personal goals, pursuing a career or navigating life’s journey, the message encourages resilience and the willingness to keep pushing forward.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – Recognizing songs from the ’80s to the 2000s within a five-second snippet of hearing them.
What is your favorite local Lincoln restaurant? – I love Honest Abe’s! It’s my top spot for burgers in Lincoln. Their parmesan truffle fries are always a hit.